A retired General of the Nigerian army, Olu Bajowa, has congratulated veteran journalist, Mr Martins Oloja, on his appointment as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian.
General Bajowa’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Saturday.
He described the appointment as well-deserved, saying: “Dear Martins, I reminisce with nostalgia, as a former Director in the Ibru organisation, after my retirement from the Nigerian Army, when the Founder/Publisher of the Guardian Newspaper Hon Olorogun Alex Ibru, His Excellency Patrick Dele-Cole and myself, toured the USA, scouting for equipment to establish the media house in the early 80s, which has now grown to be a world-leading Newspaper House.
” Little did I know that in my lifetime, my kinsman (An Ikale) would be the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious and renowned organisation.
“However, it is the Lord’s doing …, as “Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with the immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion, you want a man in whom good work has become a habit”.
He urged Oloja to always do more in contributing his quota to the nation and humanity, through the fourth estate of the realm.
General Bajowa prayed for protection, with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, to perform his duties and provide exemplary leadership during his tenure, as the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian Newspaper.